Money transfer sites – Money Transfer Office http://moneytransferoffice.com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:46:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://moneytransferoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Money transfer sites – Money Transfer Office http://moneytransferoffice.com/ 32 32 Recognize the “compulsory” worker https://moneytransferoffice.com/recognize-the-compulsory-worker/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/recognize-the-compulsory-worker/ There is an urgent need for widespread surveys of poor rural women and how they spend their time There is an urgent need for widespread surveys of poor rural women and how they spend their time The Monitoring Center for Indian Economy (CMIE) reported that the labor force participation rate for rural women was 9.92% […]]]>

There is an urgent need for widespread surveys of poor rural women and how they spend their time

There is an urgent need for widespread surveys of poor rural women and how they spend their time

The Monitoring Center for Indian Economy (CMIE) reported that the labor force participation rate for rural women was 9.92% in March 2022, compared to 67.24% for men. This is cause for concern. According to the CMIE, millions of people who have left the labor market have stopped looking for a job “perhaps [because they were] too disappointed in their inability to find a job and convinced that there were no jobs available”. In countries like the United States, Canada and Australia, those workers who want to work but give up looking for work for various reasons are called “discouraged workers” and they are included in the category of unemployed. This phenomenon, which is not taken into account in India by any official labor force survey, is wrongly described as a “dropout” or an “exit from the labor market” of women, giving the impression that it is acts of a choice made by them, when in reality, women are expelled from employment. CMIE is providing valuable inputs for urgent government intervention in rural India.

The realities on the ground are worse than the CMIE suggests and the government denies. Women who come from landless households or with meager land holdings cannot afford the luxury of being ‘discouraged’. These are the “compulsory” workers.

The depths of distress

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) sites are probably the best places to understand the constraints of millions of women to work. A particular project in Kalaburagi district focuses on the creation of more than 200 percolation ponds, which are designed to cope with falling groundwater levels and to help recharge wells. This project provides a few days of work to about 300 workers from four villages. The ground is hard and dry and the project extends over several kilometres. The women, who are more numerous than the men, work in exclusively female pairs. They dig and lift mud. In the scorching heat, they have to dig a 10X10X1 tank in one day. An assistant to the officer in charge estimated that as the ground was hard and stony, it would mean digging and lifting around 3,000 kg of mud a day. Since most of these women are unable to perform this task, they do not receive the piece rate of ₹309; they only get ₹280 to ₹285. There was no crèche on site. There was no water, so the women took turns walking a kilometer to a water source to fill their two-liter bottles. They said their limbs were hurting them. Many said they felt dizzy.

But despite the harsh conditions, each worker at the site complained of having only about 40 working days a year. They wanted more because they see MGNREGA’s work as their saviour. The fact that they want to do more of this drudgery reveals the depth of the plight of poor rural households.

During the agricultural season, all the women worked on other people’s land, earning about the same as at the MGNREGA site. But the mechanization of agricultural operations has drastically reduced working days to less than three months a year. Many women then become part-time construction workers. They are hired by a network of “departments” working for contractors. They migrate to the construction sites for a few months, with their families or with other women from the village. None of them I had met had registered as construction workers. They were therefore not entitled to statutory benefits from the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. On a construction site, each of them carried a minimum of 1,000 bricks a day, weighing two kilos each, or other heavy building materials, often climbing to the first or second floor with this load. They were paid ₹300 per day, less than the men.

When manual or construction work is not available, women find other work. Some of them make twig baskets and brooms. They walk from village to village, often 25 km a day, to sell the baskets. It takes two days to make 10 baskets for which they earn ₹10 per basket. Some women provide services such as cleaning or do odd jobs for landowning families an average of three or four days a month. Some do sewing. They also do their own housework. Thus, based on anecdotal evidence of women at a MGNREGA site, an individual woman in a year is an MGNREGA worker, agricultural worker, construction worker, migrant worker, self-employed street vendor, a seamstress, a domestic worker with odd jobs and a housewife doing multiple household chores.

The work of the “compulsory” worker never stops. Siddhama, a 45-year-old mother of four from Yadgiri District, stretched out her arms and said, “My working arms…this is the property I have, to earn money for my family survives. When I work, they eat.

High commodity prices have led to a considerable reduction in the consumption of vegetables and pulses among women. To prove their point, some of the women on the construction site brought out their lunch boxes, which contained rice or rotis and a chilli chutney. Two sisters, Sheelawati and Chandramma, said, “We drink water after eating the chilli chutney. Then we are not hungry. Others nodded in agreement. They said the 10 kg of grain per head of the central and state government’s free food grain program was a big help and feared it might end. The food deprivation that women face due to high prices and low incomes is another dimension of the life of the “compulsory” worker.

Offer minimum wage

Almost all of the women spoke of being trapped in debt. What women earn from multitasking for which there is no fixed piece rate is by no means equal to the amount of work they do. The dismantling of labor laws in urban areas has weakened labor departments. The implementation of the minimum wage in rural India is only conceivable with strong movements of agricultural workers’ unions. While there should be strict enforcement of the minimum wage with piece rates set for different types of female labor, it is unfair that landless manual laborers in rural India are denied the pitiful annual cash transfer from the government of ₹6,000 granted to farmer owners. While rural workers should also be entitled to a similar cash transfer, the rate schedule for women in MGNREGA projects based on incredibly high productivity rates must be lowered and work sites made more worker-friendly.

With the deep penetration of capitalist processes in rural India, there is a crisis of livelihood options. Poor women adopt various coping strategies. To make a correct analysis of this crisis requires a sensitive lens. The invisibility of women’s work can be addressed through time-use surveys. Village-level time-use surveys by the Foundation for Agrarian Studies, for example, have revealed the extent of women’s work. In fact, widespread surveys of poor rural women and how they spend their time are urgently needed. The ‘compulsory’ worker must be recognized and protected with laws and policies that address her issues as India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its independence.

Brinda Karat is a member of the political bureau of the CPI(M)

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Scammers use duplicate banking call center numbers to trick customers https://moneytransferoffice.com/scammers-use-duplicate-banking-call-center-numbers-to-trick-customers/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:00:59 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/scammers-use-duplicate-banking-call-center-numbers-to-trick-customers/ Scammers turn to phone calls to gain people’s trust. Photo/NZME Scammers are using duplicate banking call center phone numbers and text messages containing links to fake banking websites to trick Kiwis into handing over their account details. Children’s book author Malcolm Clarke posted a viral video this week warning of a scam in which crooks […]]]>

Scammers turn to phone calls to gain people’s trust. Photo/NZME

Scammers are using duplicate banking call center phone numbers and text messages containing links to fake banking websites to trick Kiwis into handing over their account details.

Children’s book author Malcolm Clarke posted a viral video this week warning of a scam in which crooks disguise themselves as bank employees and claim to be fighting fraud.

Clarke canceled his Kiwibank card when he noticed strange transactions on his account. Kiwibank then told him that its fraud department would look into the matter.

Clarke then received a phone call without caller ID from the scammers claiming to be from Kiwibank asking for her access code. When Clarke became suspicious of the anonymous caller, the scammer then called back an 0800 number asking for passwords and the answers to his security questions.

Luckily, he didn’t fall for the scam. But millions of dollars are siphoned off from the Kiwis every year.

This prompted banks, Cert NZ, consumer protection and the Home Office to issue a warning about the increase in sophisticated attacks on New Zealanders.

Cert NZ director Rob Pope said the scammers were able to mimic banking call center phone numbers and could accurately copy the script that a real call center would use.

“It can be difficult to tell right from wrong. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a call, the best strategy is to hang up, find the bank’s phone number on their website, and call them back. This way you are assured the information is authentic.”

Pope said scammers rely on urgency and fear to make people react without thinking and he urged people to pause and pause.

“Con artists will use a sense of urgency, hoping you won’t think clearly and make a mistake.”

Consumers are urged to use two-factor authentication on their bank accounts. The added security measure means people have to enter a unique one-time code, which is usually sent to their phone for a payment or money transfer to take place.

The code must be kept secret and you will never be asked by your bank.

The agencies also warned that SMS phishing has increased at an alarming rate in recent years.

Consumers usually receive a short message and a link. The post will use the same social engineering triggers of urgency, fear, and opportunity to elicit a response.

After the user clicks on the link and enters their banking information on a bank impersonator website, they will receive a phone call from the fraudster posing as the bank’s fraud team, trying to obtain security codes and other financial information to perform fraudulent transactions that he just created. .

Sam Gribben, senior threat and incident response team analyst at Cert NZ, said a legitimate bank employee would never ask for the password, access number or identification codes from two a person’s factors.

“If you’re talking to someone claiming to be from the bank and asking for this kind of specific information that should raise alarm bells and that’s where we recommend you hang up, call your bank’s legitimate number, which can usually appear on your card and talk to someone at the bank about the contact you received.”

Gribben said often those who expressed concern about the call were then told the issue was urgent and needed to be addressed immediately.

“And that may be another red flag.”

He said it was easy for scammers to duplicate a bank’s legitimate phone number.

“At the end of the day they just need software that will alter the output of what’s happening on the victim side and that’s all they really need to make it look like they’re calling from of this number. It’s pretty easy for them to do.”

The number may also appear as private, which some banks also use when calling their customers.

Gribben said another red flag was the caller requesting access to a device through third-party software. Remote access will give them the ability to access your bank accounts and commit fraud.

“If requests are made like this by a caller, that should also sound an alarm and the person receiving the call should definitely hang up.”

He said he was seeing an increase in scams involving phone calls.

Gribben said the public understood last year’s flubot scam that texted thousands of people asking them to click on a link with scammers now asking people to call instead.

“You usually won’t get an answer to this call, but later they [the victim] will get a call back and that’s where the caller will claim to be from your bank or ISP and that’s when this call scam will happen.”

Scammers have learned to imitate scripts used by banks.

“They can make it seem a lot more legit being on the phone. I think when people are speaking directly with another person, it increases that level of trust a bit.”

What to do if you are exposed?

Gribben said those worried they may have been caught off guard should first call their bank and ask them to check their account to see if there were any transactions that shouldn’t have happened.

You also need to change your banking password, which should be a unique password that you don’t use elsewhere.

If you use it elsewhere, change it there too, Gribben said.

SMS scams can also be reported by forwarding them to the Department of Home Affairs 7726 service which is free of charge and all scams can be reported to Cert NZ.

“If we have information about the numbers people are calling, what times they called, we can take action again on those numbers. If we have information about SMS scams, the links they contain, we can take steps to get these sites taken down.

“It can be difficult to catch the people behind. Stopping scams is something we have the ability to do. That’s why reporting is key – if anyone is a victim of these texts and calls, report Sending it to your bank, but also to Cert NZ is important.”

Gribben said there was no shame or embarrassment in being caught in a scam.

“If you clicked on any of these things, we’re all human, we all make mistakes and there’s help out there. Report it to your bank for help, report it. le to Cert NZ so we can stop the scam altogether and hopefully we can stop other people from falling victim to it.”

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Vacation Rental Scams – Albuquerque Journal https://moneytransferoffice.com/vacation-rental-scams-albuquerque-journal/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 06:02:12 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/vacation-rental-scams-albuquerque-journal/ After dealing with skyrocketing airfares, crowded airports, and any lingering fears of COVID, the last thing you need is to arrive at your dream vacation rental to find another family who loves it. to keep busy. The scammers are now in summer mode, as an Albuquerque woman recently learned from a potential client who spotted […]]]>

After dealing with skyrocketing airfares, crowded airports, and any lingering fears of COVID, the last thing you need is to arrive at your dream vacation rental to find another family who loves it. to keep busy.

The scammers are now in summer mode, as an Albuquerque woman recently learned from a potential client who spotted her short-term rental home on Craigslist.

The thing is, the owner doesn’t advertise on Craigslist; instead, it lists downtown rentals on VRBO, or “Vacation Rentals by Owner.” It’s similar to Airbnb, but focuses on single-family homes rather than shared spaces.

A thief had stolen interior and exterior photos of the property from the VRBO site, along with details about the house, and posted it all on Craigslist. The listing included the name of the real owner, but the scammer claimed the owner had just sold him the property and he was now in charge.

The potential customer was attracted by the pretty photos, but became suspicious when the thief asked him to send a deposit by wire transfer to block the reservation. When you transfer money to someone, there’s no way to get it back, even if you’ve been scammed.

Short-term rental sites like VRBO and Airbnb require payments through their platforms, not through outside channels.

The savvy shopper tracked down the real owner and called her, informing her of the unauthorized Craigslist posting.

In this case, the customer foiled the theft and didn’t lose any money, but many others did. An FBI report shows the agency received 11,000 complaints about rental and real estate scams last year.

Here’s what you need to know:

• Make payments only through the official registration site. This way you have more assurance that the listing is legit and you may be able to get a refund if you are scammed later.

• Never pay by wire transfer or money transfer service such as Western Union, Money Gram, Zelle, CashApp or Venmo.

• Beware of listings that are new and have no reviews or multiple reviews that repeat the same phrases. Grainy photos could indicate that they were taken from somewhere else as a screenshot.

• You can check if photos have been stolen from another website by using a reverse image search.

• Make sure the host has a valid address and phone number.

• Communicate only via the ad site before booking. The same goes when it comes time to make the reservation. Do not provide your email address or phone number to the host until your booking is accepted.

STUDENT LOAN SCAM: Now that the pause on student loan repayments has been extended until August 31, beware of unexpected financial aid offers designed to defraud you.

A common scam involves a fake company charging for help finding financial assistance, but never providing the services.

“You never have to pay for aid with your federal financial aid or student loans,” says the US Department of Education. Instead, contact your loan servicer directly for free information on lowering monthly payments or changing a repayment plan.

Red flags should go up if you are told: You must act immediately before a program is interrupted; “Your student loan is flagged for forgiveness pending verification. Call now;” or “Your student loans may qualify for full discharge.”

Contact Ellen Marks at emarks@abqjournal.com or 505-823-3805 if you know what looks like a scam. To report a scam to law enforcement, contact the New Mexico Division of Consumer Protection toll-free at 1-844-255-9210, prompt 5. Complaints can be filed electronically at nmag.gov/ file-a-complaint.aspx.

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InboxDollars Review: Here’s How To Make Side Money When You’re Online https://moneytransferoffice.com/inboxdollars-review-heres-how-to-make-side-money-when-youre-online/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:32:34 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/inboxdollars-review-heres-how-to-make-side-money-when-youre-online/ GOBanking Rates Score Quick take: InboxDollars was founded in 2000 as an online rewards club that connects you with a variety of brands for earn free money. Once registered, you will have access to different ways to earn from a few cents to several dollars by taking a survey, signing up for a branded product […]]]>

GOBanking Rates Score

Quick take: InboxDollars was founded in 2000 as an online rewards club that connects you with a variety of brands for earn free money. Once registered, you will have access to different ways to earn from a few cents to several dollars by taking a survey, signing up for a branded product sample and/or reading emails. Unlike other rewards sites, you will be paid in cash, not points.
  • Earnings

  • Features

  • Costs

  • Mobile friendly

How did we calculate this?

Advantages

  • Earn money by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, reading emails and more
  • Over a dozen ways to earn money including surveys, games, referrals and social promotions
  • Earn extra chances to win cash prizes even if you don’t qualify for specific surveys
  • Payout minimums and processing fees waived

The inconvenients

  • Some activities pay a minimum amount of a few cents
  • You may not be eligible for all surveys

While you spend your free time online, why not earn some cash? InboxDollars pays you cash for performing certain online activities. If you’re practicing social distancing and staying home, now might be a good time to check out the program. And during normal hours, you can monetize your daily train ride by trying brand-name products, taking a survey while you wait at the doctor’s, or watching a video when you have an internet connection and a few minutes to spare.

Read on for an InboxDollars review. Find out how it works and if the online rewards club is worth it.

InboxDollars Overview

According to the website, brands contact InboxDollars seeking consumer feedback on their products and services. The Company recruits consumers like you to perform various online activities such as completing surveys, playing games, watching videos, or trying out products. It’s a win-win situation – brands get consumer feedback and you get paid to give it.

Main characteristics

InboxDollars scores a GOBankingRates score of 4.7 out of 5. Four of the most important features are Revenue, Fees, Mobile App, and Features.

Earnings

So far, InboxDollars has paid out over $80 million to its members. Most paid online surveys pay $0.50 to $5.00 and take 3 to 25 minutes to complete. There are online surveys that pay $10 up to $20. Even better, there is no longer a minimum to cash out.

In addition to the $5 sign-up bonus, InboxDollars offers various ways to earn money:

  • Complete online surveys
  • Sign up for offers and email newsletters
  • Read and respond to emails
  • Watch TV and videos
  • Listen to the radio
  • Online shopping
  • Use of search engines
  • Refer friends
  • Sign up for offers
  • Try branded products and services
  • Participate in member contests to win cash and prizes.

Payments are processed every Wednesday. You can request payment via:

  • Check sent to your home
  • Electronic gift card
  • PayPal.

Features

It’s not just surveys available to help you earn money. For anyone just starting out, follow the website suggestions to familiarize yourself with the different options and how to earn your first $30 – and more:

  • Activate your account for $5
  • Take a profile survey for $0.50
  • Watch a short explainer video for $0.05
  • Complete a short to-do list for $0.50
  • Start with a simple survey for $0.25
  • Everyone will be eligible for a short household survey for $0.10
  • Join the LifePoints Community to earn an extra $2.00
  • To boost your earnings, sign up for the Big Buck Household Shopping Habits Survey for $5.00. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 Target gift card
  • Sign up for a free McDonald’s sandwich and win $1.50
  • Women can sign up for Cosmetics Samples&Savings and start with $2.00 in earnings
  • Earn $2.00 when you sign up for MobileXpression, plus a $5 Amazon gift card to stay active for 7 days
  • Sign up for free supermarket samples from Cool Savings and earn $1.25
  • Sign up and register your internet devices for Nielsen research to earn $5.00
  • Request free samples from Mr. Clean and earn $2.00. Request Tide laundry samples for an additional $1.50
  • Watch videos earning between $0.05 and $0.07 each
  • Evaluate Aquafina vs. Dasani for $2.00 more
  • Sign up for Revenue Universe and earn from pennies to $20.00 by trying a sample, completing a quiz or subscribing to a specific product.

Costs

InboxDollars shines when it comes to fees. Membership is free and there is no longer a $3 payment request processing fee. This is great news: all the money you earn goes directly to you.

Mobile friendliness

The mobile app makes it easy to earn money. The Android version has over five million downloads and averages four out of five stars. The iOS version has 153,000 reviews, with an average of 4.5 out of 5.

How InboxDollars Stands Out

InboxDollars pays members in cash, not points. You can spend your winnings as you see fit. You have many ways to earn money – watching videos, playing games, shopping online and reading emails are just a few ideas. The company works with big brands like Target, Netflix, and Walmart, so you make money working with companies you already know and love.

Comparable options

Earn money through online activities like surveys can be a profitable side gig. The following websites can supplement your income or provide a good alternative to InboxDollars.

Swag Bucks

Swagbucks is perhaps the most popular of the cash rewards sites. There is a lot of ways to make money with swagbucks. Similar to InboxDollars, you’ll earn rewards for activities like taking surveys, shopping online, and trying out products and services. Swagbucks awards you points that you can redeem for gift cards from retailers like Amazon or Walmart, or you can get cash back through PayPal.

Poll follower

Poll follower keeps it simple for anyone who wants to focus on surveys to earn a small amount of money. You will earn points for the surveys you complete. The main downside is that you will need to accumulate 1,000 points before you can request payment via PayPal, gift cards or bank transfer.

How to register

To get started, you’ll need to create an account by providing an email address and creating a password. Once registered, you will receive a $5 sign-up bonus. You can start earning through the desktop website or using the mobile app.

Final Take: Who Is InboxDollars Best For?

InboxDollars is best for anyone who wants to earn pocket money and have free time to watch videos, take a survey, try a product and more. The payouts are relatively small, but if you log in regularly to take advantage of the offers available, the payouts can add up.

Click here to visit the site and find out more.

FAQs

  • Is InboxDollars a legit business?
    • InboxDollars has millions of members and more than 2.5 million fans on Facebook. The company works with big brands like Target, Walmart, and Netflix. InboxDollars has been in business since 2000. If you are worried about whether InboxDollars is a scam, the company claims to have paid out a record amount of over $80 million in cash to its members.
  • How much money can you earn with InboxDollars?
    • One of the most lucrative ways to make money is taking surveys. According to InboxDollars, online surveys typically pay $0.50 to $5.00 for three to 25 minutes of your time. However, some online surveys pay up to $10 or $20.
  • How much does InboxDollars pay per day?
    • How much you will earn depends on how much time you spend on InboxDollars activities and the types of surveys you qualify for. As mentioned, some surveys pay up to $20, although they are available less often. A member reports earning between $15 and $55 per month by logging in several times a week.
  • Is InboxDollars worth it?
    • If you have free time and enjoy surfing the web, taking surveys, and performing various tasks online, you could earn some money for your efforts.

GOBankingRates maintains editorial independence. Although we may receive compensation for actions taken after clicking on links in our content, no content was provided by an advertiser prior to publication. We always recommend that you review the terms and conditions of any offer before registering or applying.

Editorial Note: This content is not provided by InboxDollars. Any opinions, analyses, reviews, ratings, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, endorsed, or otherwise endorsed by InboxDollars.

About the Author

Cynthia Paez Bowman is a personal finance writer with a degree in international business and journalism from American University. In addition to writing about personal finance, she writes about real estate, interior design, and architecture. His work has been featured in MSN, Brex, Freshome, MyMove, Emirates Open Skies magazine and more.

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Lacson: How not to get scammed online https://moneytransferoffice.com/lacson-how-not-to-get-scammed-online/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 04:12:19 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/lacson-how-not-to-get-scammed-online/ As they say, there is always a first time. Although I am the most cautious and skeptical when it comes to online transactions, I fell victim to an online fraudster. As we wanted to visit Tagaytay in the next few months, I searched for possible accommodations using Facebook, and true to my suspicion, Facebook has […]]]>

As they say, there is always a first time. Although I am the most cautious and skeptical when it comes to online transactions, I fell victim to an online fraudster. As we wanted to visit Tagaytay in the next few months, I searched for possible accommodations using Facebook, and true to my suspicion, Facebook has its eavesdropping mechanism and suggests sponsored ads in our feed.

I came across this ad promoting condotel accommodation for 10 people with a view of Lake Taal. After asking if said unit is available for the selected dates, I asked how to book the pencil reservation. The person behind the page sent me the bank details and even his celfone number that’s why I didn’t think he was a scammer. Luckily he only asked for a thousand pesos deposit.

After I sent the money by bank transfer, he said he would send me an official confirmation slip, which didn’t happen after two days. Having this instinctive feeling, I worried and followed. With no response and no response from his cell phone number, I have already accepted that I was scammed online. So what lessons can we learn from this experience?

First of all, never trust anyone you’ve only met through online platforms. Sometimes having a very skeptical personality pays off and in times like these when the world of social media is so powerful that it can detect our interests, we have to be very careful in all our conversations and dealings.

Second, be critical. Time and time again I’ve said that if the ad is too good to be true, chances are the offer is a hoax.

Third, transact using legitimate online sites such as Agoda or Trivago for hosting. For online shopping, it’s best to use Shopee or Lazada.

Finally, whenever possible, do not disclose sensitive personal information such as bank details, passwords, credit card numbers and other important information. Also, do not send money right away, especially if the amount requested is too high.

At the end of the day we settled on booking using Agoda.com which I have used many times before and they were very responsive to my requests and other transactions to cancel or rebook.

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BBB warns against continuing ‘government imposter’ scams https://moneytransferoffice.com/bbb-warns-against-continuing-government-imposter-scams/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 23:40:46 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/bbb-warns-against-continuing-government-imposter-scams/ The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in reports of scammers claiming to be from government agencies. As reports have slowed since their peak in early 2021, victims have lost more than twice as much money, according to new research from the Better Business Bureau® (BBB®). BBB warns people to exercise caution if contacted by […]]]>

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in reports of scammers claiming to be from government agencies. As reports have slowed since their peak in early 2021, victims have lost more than twice as much money, according to new research from the Better Business Bureau® (BBB®). BBB warns people to exercise caution if contacted by any government agency demanding money or offering a government grant for a fee.

After BBB released an in-depth study in 2020 to educate the public on how to spot scams by government imposters, reports to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) skyrocketed. In 2021, consumers reported over $445 million in losses from government impostor and government grant scams, up from $175.4 million reported in 2020. This type of scam is one of 10 scams most risky scams reported to Scam Tracker, according to the BBB Scam Tracker 2021 Risk Report. Scam Tracker reports also showed that scams by government imposters were the second most reported scams by businesses in 2021.

A Grand Rapids woman said she received a Facebook message from a friend about a government grant. The fake agent made him share personal information over the phone to “prove his identity”. After learning she was qualified, she was told she had to pay $800 to receive a $50,000 grant. The scammer told her she could pay with gift cards, bitcoins or CashApp. She asked the scammer to remove her number from his list but he refused.

“Scam artists seek to take advantage of people who find themselves vulnerable as a result of the pandemic,” says Lisa Frohnapfel, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan. “Beware of unsolicited calls, texts, emails or letters and investigate the legitimacy of an offer with a reputable source like the BBB before taking action.”

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A Lansing-area woman received a phone call claiming there was fraudulent activity related to her social security number and had to give her date of birth and social security number to verify her identity. The scammer told her that if she obeyed, they would read the charges against her. She told the scammer that she didn’t feel comfortable giving out her personal information over the phone, and the scammer hung up on her. That’s when she knew it was a scam. The woman says she still receives the same phone call a year later.

The biggest hurdle for those trying to prosecute these scammers is that most of the scammers are overseas. BBB’s initial study on this topic showed that many of these government-related scams originated in India.

Types of government imposter scams

Social Security Administration: This is the most impersonated government entity. Scammers warn victims that their identity has been stolen, then ask them to verify their social security number and other personal information over the phone.
Law enforcement or federal agent: Some scammers pose as law enforcement and threaten immediate arrest if demands are not met. They may even request payment in gift cards to “fix” the problem.
IRS: Imposters call and threaten arrest unless back taxes are paid. Most reports to BBB Scam Tracker come from people who lost money by requesting an employee identification number from websites that appeared to be official.
Government grants: Scammers use hacked social media accounts to tell victims that they are eligible for a free grant that only costs a small fee to receive. After the first payment is sent, the scammer keeps adding various fees. The consumer never receives the subsidy and loses the money and personal information they sent to the scammers.

Means of payment

While gift cards are still the payment method of choice for scammers, others are starting to turn to cryptocurrency. The FTC reported more than $22 million in losses due to victims of scams by government imposters using cryptocurrency as payment in 2021. To learn more about cryptocurrency scams, read the BBB study on the subject.

Tips to Avoid Government Imposters or Government Grant Scams

A government agency won’t call you – Government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, IRS, or FBI do not call people with threats or promises of money. The SSA will never threaten you with an identity theft issue and Social Security numbers are never “suspended”.
Don’t always trust your caller ID – Scammers can spoof numbers, making it look like they’re calling from a government agency. Check with the actual agency by going directly to the agency’s site, then click contact us to find out how to connect. Do not trust numbers that may be included in emails, text messages or internet searches.
Do not click on links inside a text message or email claiming to be from a government agency. Scammers can lead you to fake sites that look legitimate.
Never give out your bank account or other personal information to anyone who calls you – The IRS usually makes its first contact with people through regular mail – not over the phone – about taxes.
Never pay with a gift card, bank transfer or cryptocurrency – No government agency will accept these payment methods.
Don’t pay for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to get a “free” grant, it’s not free. Go to Grants.gov for official grant listings.

Report potential scams

Better Business Bureau – File a report with BBB Scam Tracker.

Social Security Administration – Submit a report through the Inspector General’s online form.

IRS – Complete the IRS Impersonation Scam Form at tigta.gov or call TIGTA at 1-800-366-4484.

Federal Trade Commission – 877-FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov.

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Safaricom launches M-Pesa virtual virtual card for international payments https://moneytransferoffice.com/safaricom-launches-m-pesa-virtual-virtual-card-for-international-payments/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:01:31 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/safaricom-launches-m-pesa-virtual-virtual-card-for-international-payments/ NANYUKI, Kenya June 3 – Mpesa, the mobile money transfer service owned by Safaricom, has launched an Mpesa virtual Visa card that enables its users to make global payments online. This launch follows a collaboration between the two companies planning in 2020 which aimed to allow Mpesa users to make payments on e-commerce sites like […]]]>

NANYUKI, Kenya June 3 – Mpesa, the mobile money transfer service owned by Safaricom, has launched an Mpesa virtual Visa card that enables its users to make global payments online.

This launch follows a collaboration between the two companies planning in 2020 which aimed to allow Mpesa users to make payments on e-commerce sites like Amazon, send money internationally and make cross-border payments. Two years later, the product is finally here and accessible to millions of Kenyans.

The card will enable millions of users to make cashless, seamless, more inclusive and above all secure payments.

Customers can activate the card through the M-PESA app by selecting M-PESA GlobalPay, under the “Pay” or “Grow” option.

They can also activate it by dialing *334# then selecting option 6 for “Lipa Na M-PESA” followed by “M-PESA GlobalPay”.

Speaking at an event held at Ole Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Vice President and Managing Director of Visa for East Africa, Corine Mbiaketcha, said she was committed to expanding the payment environment in Africa, the partnership with Safaricom being a reality.

“Safaricom has changed the way money moves in Kenya. We are excited to work together to create new and innovative payment products and services that will help merchants and customers across Africa overcome barriers to global trade” , said Corine.

Visa, the global payment leader, aims to enable consumers to transact remotely around the world.

Najib Balala, cabinet secretary in charge of tourism appreciated the innovation of the virtual card which has imposed itself in the hotel, accommodation, catering and beverage sector to open up and have more business, especially with the Covid 19 which has taught us to use cashless payments

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“Tourism is an important sector, it contributes 10% of GDP and 9% of employment and now we want to partner with the private sector to grow and grow and global payment has made this effective”, a- he declared.

“Over the past fifteen years, M-PESA has evolved from a simple money transfer service to become a robust payment platform and driver of financial inclusion for Kenyans. This has paved the way for many innovative services and by partnering with Visa to provide the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card, we are looking to bridge the gap for our customers who want to use M-PESA anywhere in the world,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

Virtual Visa card only maps your mpesa balance, it does not store money. It also has the same rules or limitations as your M-Pesa account. Thus, the maximum amount per transaction is KES 150,000 and the maximum amount per day is KES 300,000.

“Visa is committed to expanding the payments ecosystem across Africa by opening the global marketplace to every consumer. This partnership with Safaricom is an important step to help achieve this goal,” said Mbiaketcha.

Safaricom’s other global partnerships include with PayPal, AliExpress and Western Union, which allow customers to receive and send money globally.

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Money Transfer Platforms Market Set to Fly High in Coming Years https://moneytransferoffice.com/money-transfer-platforms-market-set-to-fly-high-in-coming-years/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:22:19 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/money-transfer-platforms-market-set-to-fly-high-in-coming-years/ Money Transfer Platform Market The latest market research on the “Money Transfer Platform Market” is now released to provide an analysis of how the hidden gems have performed over the past few years and the years to come. The study provides a detailed overview of market dynamics, segmentation, product portfolio, business plans, and latest industry […]]]>

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Money transfer platforms efficiently manage money transfers between organizations as well as organizations and their customers. These platforms allow users to access cash transactions directly and execute the funds transfer method more easily. Various online money transfer platforms specialize in providing simple services to their customers. These platforms guarantee consumers easy navigation on their sites.

Market factors:
• Growing demand for safer, secure and faster cross-border monetary transactions
• Increased demand for digital money transfer and remittance service

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• Growth in international trade and global transactions for the import and export of goods
• Growing use of UPI technology for transactions

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• Integration of different payment tracking tools and Blockchain technology for transactions
• Develop secure software solutions for safer transactions

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• Lack of awareness and guidance regarding digital money transfer and remittance services

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Crown Resorts fined $57 million for allowing illegal transfer of funds to Melbourne casino | Investment News https://moneytransferoffice.com/crown-resorts-fined-57-million-for-allowing-illegal-transfer-of-funds-to-melbourne-casino-investment-news/ Mon, 30 May 2022 08:25:00 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/crown-resorts-fined-57-million-for-allowing-illegal-transfer-of-funds-to-melbourne-casino-investment-news/ (Reuters) – Australia’s Crown Resorts has been fined 80 million Australian dollars ($57.4 million) by the state of Victoria’s gambling regulator for allowing the illegal transfer of funds from China, ahead of the watchdog’s decision on Blackstone’s $6.3 billion takeover of the casino operator. The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC), in its decision […]]]>

(Reuters) – Australia’s Crown Resorts has been fined 80 million Australian dollars ($57.4 million) by the state of Victoria’s gambling regulator for allowing the illegal transfer of funds from China, ahead of the watchdog’s decision on Blackstone’s $6.3 billion takeover of the casino operator.

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC), in its decision https://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/vgccc_decision_and_reasons_for_decision_-_disciplinary_action_-_china_union_pay_signed_0.pdf on Friday, said the issue dubbed the The “China UnionPay Process” linked to illegal conduct between 2012 and 2016, whereby customers were allowed to use credit or debit cards to access funds to play at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

This made it easier for customers to access nearly A$164 million, from which Crown earned an estimated revenue of more than A$32 million, the regulator said.

The decision came just before regulators in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia – which have all found Crown unfit to hold gambling licenses at different times – decide whether to approve the deal. Blackstone.

Crown shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal earlier this month. The company expects a successful Federal Court hearing to approve the takeover next week, provided that various gaming regulators give it the green light.

“Crown recognizes its historic failures,” the company said on Monday, adding that the China UnionPay process ceased in 2016 and that an independent investigation was carried out and its findings shared with the Victorian Royal Commission when the issue arose. been revealed.

Crown added that the VGCCC had indicated that it would continue to consider further disciplinary proceedings against the company related to other Royal Commission findings, which could each result in a fine of up to A$100 million. .

($1 = 1.3939 Australian dollars)

(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi; Editing by Shailesh Kuber, Rashmi Aich and Uttaresh.V)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

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Chelsea transfer news and rumours: 2022 summer transfer window | Transfer Center News https://moneytransferoffice.com/chelsea-transfer-news-and-rumours-2022-summer-transfer-window-transfer-center-news/ Sat, 28 May 2022 10:02:46 +0000 https://moneytransferoffice.com/chelsea-transfer-news-and-rumours-2022-summer-transfer-window-transfer-center-news/ Recap of Chelsea transfer news, rumors and gossip in the 2022 summer window. Danny Drinkwater apologized to Chelsea fans for a “business decision gone wrong” as he confirmed the end of his five years at Stamford Bridge. Drinkwater’s loan spell at Reading ended last week, and the 32-year-old has also announced his official departure from […]]]>

Recap of Chelsea transfer news, rumors and gossip in the 2022 summer window.

Danny Drinkwater apologized to Chelsea fans for a “business decision gone wrong” as he confirmed the end of his five years at Stamford Bridge.

Drinkwater’s loan spell at Reading ended last week, and the 32-year-old has also announced his official departure from Chelsea.

The former England midfielder joined the Blues from Leicester for £35million in 2017 but failed to make a significant impact at Stamford Bridge.

From injury gluts to off-field issues, Drinkwater never managed to warm up to his task in west London.

The former Manchester United trainee helped Leicester win the league in 2015, but now finds himself a free agent, after four loans in three years to end his spell at Chelsea.

“My time at Chelsea is over, it’s really strange writing this,” Drinkwater posted on Instagram. “I, the club and the fans are extremely disappointed, there’s no doubt about that.

“The injuries, the way I was treated, the mistakes I made, the problems off the pitch, the lack of playing time; the list of excuses could be endless, but I wouldn’t and wouldn’t can’t change what happened.

“Football is a fantastic sport, but for both parties it was a business decision gone wrong, it’s as black and white as that. To Chelsea fans, I apologize for how this is I wish you could see me looking my best in this shirt doing what I love.”

Chelsea is waiting Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club to be finalized before it can operate on the transfer market again.

Thomas Tuché will receive up to £200m to be spent on players this summer by new Chelsea owners (The temperatureMay 25)

Chelsea players whose contracts will soon expire want to know the club’s new owner’s plans and ambitions before renewing long-term deals (The Times, May 27).

Who have Chelsea been linked with?

Newcastle United's Marc Cucurella (right) and Jonjo Shelvey

Marc Cucurella – Chelsea must pay at least £45m to win the race for Brighton defender Cucurella and will face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham to land the Spanish left-back (The sunMay 27).

Jules Kounde and Josko Gvardiol – Chelsea have drawn up a list of eight defenders, including Sevilla’s Kounde and RB Leipzig’s Gvardiol, in a bid to act as quickly as possible to resolve the club’s centre-back crisis once the Todd Boehly-led takeover is complete (The telegraph of the dayMay 25)

Ivan Perisic – Tottenham, Chelsea and Juventus are interested in signing Perisic, but Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi hopes the winger avoids transfer interest and stays at Inter (Daily mailMay 22).

Jules Kounde

Jules Kounde – The Sevilla defender is stepping up his efforts to be part of Todd Boehly’s revolution at Chelsea and will be ready to step straight into a new defense under Thomas Tuchel (The Sun, May 26); Plans are in place to make Sevilla defender Kounde one of Chelsea’s first signings once their takeover of the club is complete (Objective, May 19); Kounde was barred from a move to Chelsea last summer but remains their main defensive target ahead of a summer change in London (Daily mailMay 20).

Alessio Romagnoli – Chelsea will also pursue a deal with AC Milan captain and Italian defender Romagnoli, who will become a free agent this summer (Mundo DeportivoMay 19).

Ousmane Dembele – Chelsea intend to reopen talks with Barcelona striker Dembele, provided he is still available once the club takeover is complete (90 minutesMay 19).

Conor Gallagher and Armand Broja will return to Chelsea following the end of their respective loans to Crystal Palace and Chelsea (fabrice romanoMay 19).

Gleison Bremer – Leicester City and Chelsea are in a fight for £40million, Turin centre-back Bremer (The sunMay 8).

Aurelien Tchouameni Chelsea have fallen behind Real Madrid and Liverpool in the race for the Monaco midfielder (The Guardian, May 28). Two thundering goals from Tchouameni for Monaco against Lille could have done his big-money transfer hopes some good, with reports that scouts from Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid were all present (The mirrorMay 8).

Christophe Nkunku – Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their search for Nkunku as RB Leipzig have no intention of parting ways with the player this summer (The sunMay 10).

Latest players linked with Chelsea exit

N’Golo Kante – Manchester United are considering making a bid for Chelsea midfielder Kante as he nears the final year of his contract (The Guardian, May 28).

Antonio Rudiger – The defender blamed his decision to leave Chelsea on talks over a new deal with the club falling silent at the start of the season (The Guardian, May 21); Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will join Real Madrid on a four-year deal worth €400,000 a week at the end of the season (sky sports, May 10); Real Madrid have inserted a £340m buyout clause in Antonio Rudiger’s contract (The sunMay 11).

Antonio Rudiger
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger leaves the club this summer

Levi Colwill – Everton boss Frank Lampard is plotting a move for young Chelsea centre-half Colwill, who was part of Huddersfield’s push to the play-off final (sunday sunMay 22).

hakim ziyech – Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to make Chelsea winger Ziyech one of his first signings as Manchester United manager (Daily mailMay 18).

mason mount and N’Golo Kante – Chelsea are prioritizing talks over the future of five players, including Mount and Kante, (The sun, May 13); The fear of Chelsea Mount could be drawn to Liverpool or Manchester City taking advantage of the club’s ownership crisis (sunday sun, May 1).

Conor Gallagher – Everton boss Frank Lampard is planning a shock transfer raid on former club Chelsea for Gallagher (DailyMirrorMay 20).

Armand Broja – The striker’s impressive season at Southampton has made him a target for West Ham this summer (The sun, May 6) and alerted Napoli to a potential transfer of the player on loan from Chelsea (The sunMay 3).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – The midfielder is pushing for a move to Europe this summer and could reunite with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Lazio (The sunMay 13).

Marcos Alonso – Barcelona are leading the race to sign Chelsea defender Alonso, who could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge as he enters the final year of his contract (The mirrorMay 8).

Confirmed Chelsea signings

Will appear here.

Chelsea departures confirmed

Danny Drinkwater – Published.

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